Recently, Top Gun: Maverick’s box office earnings surpassed $1 billion, making it the year’s biggest hit worldwide. Maverick is performing better than any other Paramount movie to date. It has now surpassed Marvel’s Spiderman: No Way Home.

On Saturday, audiences flocked to theatres around the nation in droves to watch movies for just $3 thanks to Cinema Day. Deadline reported, by Sunday, Top Gun: Maverick and Spider-Man: No Way Home were vying for the weekend’s top slot. The latter film is already the top-grossing feature film of the year so far, crossing the $700 million mark ahead of Labor Day.

Marvel’s rerelease of Spider-Man raked in $7.6 million in just four days of being back on the silver screen. To that end, Sony is declaring it the top grosser of the weekend, although distribution box office analysts are torn between which of the two blockbusters reigns. 

The outlet added that “100%-257% Friday-to-Saturday surges” were seen for the top 10 films. In particular, Top Gun had a 139% spike on Saturday, reaching a total of $2.6M. Additionally, Paramount reported a $7 million total for the entire weekend. Top Gun Maverick has many feats under its banner, from its marvelous opening to exceptional growth at the box office.

What is remarkable about this is that, unlike the MCU film, the Joseph Kosinski directorial isn’t a part of a big franchise. Even though it’s a sequel, the original film came out more than 30 years ago in 1986. Top Gun Maverick had a three-month hot streak that dominated theatres as the biggest release since Spider-Man: No Way Home in December. The movie continues to soar high in the charts.

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